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On the Road Againโ€ฆour annual migration to Northern Arizona!

10/28/13

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All ready to Go!

 

Hay it's me Sshameless++ and am I ever a proud Papa!

Let me start with what a very lucky family we are. How much better does it get than winters spent in Arizona's Valley of the Sun and summers at 7,000 feet, surrounded by the world's largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in Arizona's northland. And to get there, it's a 3-hour trailer ride due north.

Just how does this all happen you might ask?

It's a coordination of people, trailers, talents and all it takes to care for us. In other words, our focus is moving north and our humans...Lisa, Jerry and Daniel, have one goal in mind: that we all arrive safely.

So, what does it look like you might ask?

Well, we have three trailers of horses.

I, Sshameless++ ride in our SKY Ranch 3-horse trailer that has the dividers removed so I have lots of room to relax and spread out. I'm 16.0 hands and like to have my space. Lisa and our Siberian Horse Nanuk drive me behind a Ford King Ranch Pick Up.

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America calling to stable mates who are loading Lisa and Daniel sorting the herd

 

As part of our caravan north, our friend, and hauler, Cody Wilson brings two trailers: a 6-horse trailer for Morning Miste, Marrakkesh, Emenence, Starz Afire, Ssinssation and Sscandalouss.

Then there's the nursery trailer. Cody takes his 4-horse trailer and converts it to two big stalls so Hey Shooting Star and her filly Sshampagne Kisses, and Hey Miste America and her filly Sseduction can ride in privacy and comfort on their journey to the northland.

In preparation for this anticipated day, our humans spend days packing everything up; saddles, blankets, supplements and supplies. Through it all, there's always the undercurrent of concern; will everyone load on their appointed trailers safely, will everyone quietly ride the 150 miles north, then unload safely once we reach our destination.

And there is no doubt; concerns hit an even more intense level when there are babies heading north for the first time.

On the big day, the adults load first and thankfully without incident. Six horses who knew what the plan was. All hopped on the trailers quickly, without concern, without a "discussion"....the northlands awaited; all anticipated lots of free time in acres of pasture, a summer of relaxation!

Next, it was time for my babies....

Well, that's when I, as a Papa, could not be prouder. Lisa and Daniel haltered Star and Sshampagne first. Off they went, heading to the trailer, a door to the unknown. The "baby trailer" was carefully positioned so the step up was as low as possible, the shadows soft, keeping the "spooks" at bay. Sshampagne hopped on the trailer like she'd been doing it for years, of course right behind her, her mama Star followed without hesitation, the wonderful mother she is.

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Sseduction and America heading to trailer Sseduction and America on final approach

 

Quickly, Daniel and Lisa returned to the round pen to retrieve America and Sseduction. Once again, not a hesitation....Sseduction jumped aboard, followed by her mom America. The humans all exclaimed, "Could this really have taken just five minutes to load four horses, and two foals at that!"

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In Sseduction goes! Star and Sshampagne ready to go

 

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Star and Sshampagne in round pen Star and Sshampagne head to trailer

 

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Star and Sshampagne on final approach Sshampagne sees trailer

 

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Sshampagne sees trailer Sshampagne takes big step

 

Then it was my turn to officially close the Scottsdale barn for the season and climb aboard my personal 3-horse, converted luxury coach for just me. I know the drill so the faster I'm aboard, the faster we head out!

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Sshameless asks where everyone went Sshameless Trailer enroute

 

Jerry loaded Nanuk in the truck. Lisa did one final walk around and check of the trailer and truck. In just moments, off we headed....there we all were, on the road again, amidst the nickers and whinnies of 11 very happy horses, with 40 acres of pastures awaiting us!

All three trailers on I-17 enroute to SKY Ranch

 

The first trailer ride is certainly a major milestone for my girls; I'm happy to report we all arrived safely, happy and ready for a summer of fun; full of lots of experiences and lessons for the youngsters.

Ssincerely PROUD PAPA of TWO Beautiful Fillies!

Sshameless++

 

Categories: | A_Foals_Life | A_Foals_Life

Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
10/22/2017 at 4:37 pm

Sseduction looks scared of the trailer!!! :D :D

Horselover#08 Says:
10/10/2017 at 5:44 pm

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Soooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/16/2016 at 1:22 pm

Look at those Arabians!!!! :)

AggieCowgirl Says:
12/07/2016 at 7:24 pm

I love hearing about those fillies adventures.

I love the adventure you guys have. Do you ever get time to yourself?

BreyerLover2222 Says:
11/30/2016 at 1:20 pm

And I also looooove Arabians!!!! :)

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/24/2016 at 11:28 am

Those are some really cool pictures! I just love foals!

Anonymous Says:
01/08/2016 at 4:02 pm

so cool!

so cool to se a roan turn grey, beutiful ssampain Kisses!!

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
03/03/2015 at 12:14 pm

SWEET

they are the sweetest horses ever I wish I owned them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
02/18/2015 at 8:52 pm

LUV THEM

SO CUTE!!;):):):)

MollyK Says:
02/15/2015 at 9:42 pm

Awesome

It's a great story I wish there was me added on to the story๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

breyerismylife2014 Says:
02/04/2015 at 8:07 pm

thats so cute!

Anonymous Says:
01/08/2015 at 3:07 pm

Luv Ssameless

I luv white horses. Sshampange is starting 2 turn gray!

Skylar_mason Says:
09/10/2014 at 5:26 pm

Shameless is cute

I want him

Anonymous Says:
07/14/2014 at 4:39 pm

StarlightArabian

Wow! I thought I was reading a story and I didn't want it to end!!!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒThose horses are really liven the life!!!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†Wish I owned them. The foals are soooooo cute๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜and I really think Sshameless++ rocks!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Go Arabians!!!!! Go Horses!!!!! Go Breyer!!!!!!๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

frih Says:
05/17/2014 at 10:22 pm

i wish i was Sshampagne

Bella77 Says:
05/14/2014 at 10:16 pm

Love it

That is such an inspirinng story!

starmar13 Says:
04/13/2014 at 12:25 pm

Cool

That's really cool!

GoForWand Says:
03/20/2014 at 3:58 pm

Love this story following! Such a gorgeous animal too!

breyerhorses1 Says:
03/19/2014 at 6:57 pm

Cool

Wow this is really cool :)

Lakotaismyboo Says:
12/03/2013 at 6:44 pm

Love him

justridewestern Says:
11/02/2013 at 1:40 pm

wow

busy life!

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